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Public Works Supervisor

Job Type: 
Town of Mayerthorpe
Job Description : 

Town of Mayerthorpe seeks a Public Works Supervisor who will report to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). This position will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Public Works Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for the efficient and effective customer service provided through operation of the public works and utilities functions. The Public Works Supervisor is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all functions including the maintenance of streets, lanes, maintenance and operation of all water, wastewater, stormwater facilities, and management of operational and capital projects. This position requires teamwork and coordination between the Public Works Supervisor, Recreation Coordinator and Facilities Maintenance Personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan, organize, and promote a variety of programs that meet the needs of the community including: Roads, sidewalk and boulevard maintenance, signage, and snow removal. Planning and directing of a comprehensive maintenance program for: Streets, lanes, and related facilities. Snow removal and ice control operations. Potholes and asphalt maintenance. Sidewalk safety. Traffic, information, community, and direction signs, weed control, tree safety and trimming, outdoor monuments, fencing and access control barriers. Plan improvements to infrastructure and maintenance projects and coordinate the activities with those affected. Oversee and coordinate the activities of any contractors working for the Town or on Town property. Provide clear communication on upcoming maintenance activities and projects to the public, other agencies, and Town departments. Operation of the utilities operated by the Town including the water source system, water treatment facilities, sanitary sewer system, sewage treatment plant, lagoon, and storm water system. Provide safe operations that meet current industry standards and provincial or federal regulations, and specific licensing requirements. Plan and direct a comprehensive maintenance program for storm water, water and sewer utilities and related facilities. Ensure there is an acceptable operational and risk management plans outlining processes that covers the operation and delivery of utility services including: Water testing, system security and safety. Sewage treatment process plan. Storm water management extreme events plan. Establish and maintain an ongoing working relationship with representatives of Alberta Environment, other utility operators and regional municipalities. Manage all programs to ensure Health & Safety operations for staff, contractors, and the public. Meet all safety standards, fully participate in the safety program, ensure employees participate in the safety program. Manage the interface with Engineers and Consultants working on behalf of the Town. Explore new opportunities to coordinate public works programs with community organizations and to enhance programs through a strong connection to other municipalities in the region. Establish operational standards, assess infrastructure needs and provide a staffing process to meet the needs in an efficient manner. Ensure that all equipment is maintained in good working condition through Public Works staff, Parks & Recreation staff, or contracted services. This includes the seasonal equipment used by Parks & Recreation staff for green spaces and arena operations. Respond and document public enquiries and complaints in a timely & professional manner. Ensure that all processes and information are available on the Town’s website wherever possible and that staff actively refer customers to the website. Supervise all fulltime, temporary, and casual staff in the public works area. Conduct vacant position reviews and hiring of all staff in the operations area in accordance with approved processes. Provide ongoing performance management including: establishing clear performance expectations, assessing performance with timely feedback to the staff member, regular reviews and recording of performance in the employee’s personnel file, and follow-up to support the individual’s strengths and areas that need focus. Plan staff development processes and ensure that all staff are supported in providing excellent service and are ready for future opportunities· Participate in processes to support ongoing and targeted promotions of the Town’s programs, opportunities and community events· Maintain and complete accurate operational and servicedelivery records and reports, including personnel documentation, process records, service delivery reports, incident reporting and finance or business records or reports. Participate in strategic planning, annual and long-term capital planning, operational budget planning and coordinate specific service delivery planning processes. Responsible for the operational and financial accountability for the service areas including the following: managing service outcomes, purchasing and budget expenditures, and reporting processes. Provide reports to administration and council with clear analysis and recommendations. Participate as a member of the management team for the Town and keep current on changing processes, technologies or opportunities· Other duties as assigned by the CAO.


  • Minimum academic level of high school graduation or equivalent.
  • 2 years technical school training in Civil Engineering Technology or equivalent in years of experience. E.T. or R.E.T status preferred but not necessary.
  • Level 1 certification in the Canadian Public Works Association, or equivalent.
  • Superior Customer Service/Communication Skills with the ability to build strong relationships with the public, council, and staff.
  • The ability to stay current with engineering practice and technology specific to road building and maintenance.
  • Motivation combined with practical and hands-on experience.
  • Leadership skills to coach, mentor and motivate staff.
  • Commitment to performing work carefully, effectively, safely and with attention to detail.
  • Certification in Water Treatment 1, Wastewater 1 applications is desirable, equivalent will be considered.
  • Familiarity in operating and maintenance of light and heavy-duty equipment.
  • Class 3 Operators License or ability to obtain.
  • First Aid/CPR Level C or ability to obtain.
  • Working practical experience/knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Expected Start Date: February 1, 2021
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $79,367.80 - $100,414.08 per year
Benefits: Local Authorities Pension Plan & APEX Pension Plan (when applicable)
Dental care • Life insurance • LTD, Vision care • Wellness Program
Schedule: 8 hour per day • Monday to Friday • Overtime/Banked Time • On Call Pay
Experience: 3 - 5 years (Preferred)
Licence: Valid Class 5, Class 3 (Preferred) with Air Brakes

As a condition of employment, a criminal record check and successful pre-employment physical must be provided.

Closing Date: 
February 18, 2021
Application Return: 

Town of Mayerthorpe thanks all respondents; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is recruited.
Resumes: Mail, Fax, E-mail, or drop off at Town Office:
Town of Mayerthorpe
4911 – 52nd Street
Box 420
Mayerthorpe, Alberta
T0E 1N0
Attention: Karen St. Martin, CAO

E-Mail: cao@mayerthorpe.ca
Fax: 780-786-4590